Author Archive: Scott Martin

Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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A Few Clouds & Very Nice at Midday

A Few Clouds & Very Nice at Midday

| November 21, 2020 @ 11:30 am

As we are heading to the midday hour on this fine Saturday, skies are partly cloudy to mostly clear across Central Alabama. Temperatures as of the 11:00 am roundup were in the mid-60s to the lower 70s.

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Weather Xtreme: Dry Saturday with Plenty of Sun; Clouds & Maybe a Shower on Sunday

Weather Xtreme: Dry Saturday with Plenty of Sun; Clouds & Maybe a Shower on Sunday

| November 21, 2020 @ 4:30 am

Your Saturday will feature plenty of sun and mild temperatures across the area, but Sunday will become cloudy and a small chance of rain moves in late.

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Freeze Watch & Warning Issued for Portions of Central Alabama

Freeze Watch & Warning Issued for Portions of Central Alabama

| November 17, 2020 @ 9:17 am

NWS Birmingham has issued a Freeze Warning starting at 12:00 am CST Wednesday for the following counties in Central Alabama: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Marion, St. Clair, Walker, and Winston. The warning is set to expire at 7:00 am CST Wednesday.

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WeatherBrains 774:   Do You Guys Think I Am Wearing Pants

WeatherBrains 774: Do You Guys Think I Am Wearing Pants

| November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am

This week’s guests WeatherBrains are Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist at the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, and Van Denton, meteorologist for WGHP-TV in Greensboro, NC.

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Iota Has Officially Made Landfall Along the Northeast Coast of Nicaragua

Iota Has Officially Made Landfall Along the Northeast Coast of Nicaragua

| November 16, 2020 @ 9:50 pm

Hurricane Iota’s landfall location is approximately 15 miles (25 km) south of where Category 4 Hurricane Eta made landfall earlier this month on November 3rd.

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Eye of Dangerous Hurricane Iota Moving Onshore in Nicaragua

Eye of Dangerous Hurricane Iota Moving Onshore in Nicaragua

| November 16, 2020 @ 9:42 pm

Maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph with higher gusts. Iota is an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Rapid weakening is forecast after Iota moves inland, and it is expected to dissipate over Central America on Wednesday.

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Frost Advisory for Northern Parts of Central Alabama Until 8 AM Tuesday

Frost Advisory for Northern Parts of Central Alabama Until 8 AM Tuesday

| November 16, 2020 @ 9:29 pm

Temperatures as low as 33 will result in frost formation. A couple sheltered locations will fall below freezing.

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Alabama NewsCenter – Alabama Health Officials Planning for Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine

Alabama NewsCenter – Alabama Health Officials Planning for Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine

| November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

As soon as mid-December, health care providers and the chronically ill in Alabama could begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said Monday.

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12:00 am Update: Major Jump in Wind Speeds as Iota is Now a Major Hurricane

12:00 am Update: Major Jump in Wind Speeds as Iota is Now a Major Hurricane

| November 16, 2020 @ 12:05 am

Iota is
now a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Rapid strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours, and Iota is forecast to be an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane when it approaches Central America tonight.

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Iota Forecast to Become a Dangerous Major Hurricane Soon

Iota Forecast to Become a Dangerous Major Hurricane Soon

| November 15, 2020 @ 10:05 pm

Rapid strengthening is expected during the next 24 hours, and Iota is forecast to be an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane when it approaches Central America.

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Some Tropical Mischief Could Form Late Into the Work Week Behind Iota

Some Tropical Mischief Could Form Late Into the Work Week Behind Iota

| November 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

While Iota continues to move toward Central America currently as a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 MPH, we are just a few days away from the potential of a new tropical system developing over the Caribbean Sea.

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Very Nice at Midday; A Few Showers Possible Overnight & Into Sunday

Very Nice at Midday; A Few Showers Possible Overnight & Into Sunday

| November 14, 2020 @ 12:37 pm

As 12:00 pm, other than a few clouds rolling across the northwestern parts of Central Alabama, your midday hour on Saturday is full of sunshine and feeling really nice.

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